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to build a liberal wing of the Republican Party. Fields notes that Shirley Owens Hicks (sister of Bill Owens) defeated Royal Bolling, Jr. in a race for a seat in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. V: Shots of Owens Hicks at a Boston School Committee meeting; of Royal Bolling, Jr. outside, in 1974; that Owens's main rival for the seat is Royal Bolling, Sr. (State Senator). V: Shots of signatures on a nominating petition; of Owens and Bolling at a campaign debate in October of 1986. Footage of Owens at the Ballot Commission Hearing. Owens says that he has won the seat twice; that Bolling has won the seat twice. Owens notes that Bolling failed to file his nominating papers for the seat. Fields reports that Bolling's name will not appear on the primary ballot because he failed to file his qualifying signature petitions. V: Footage of Bolling being interviewed by Fields. Bolling says that he
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Carmen Fields reports that the Ballot Commission must determine whether several dozen signatures included in the nominating papers of Bill Owens (candidate for State Senate) are valid. Fields notes that if the signatures are invalidated, Owens' name will not appear on the primary ballot for the second Suffolk County seat, the only district ever to be held by an African American. Fields interviews Owens about his nomination papers and about the race... more
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06/21/1988
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saying that he can understand why politicians from prominent families campaign on their family name. Jones reports that the Bolling family has been politically active since Bolling won a seat in the House of Representatives in 1960; that his son Royal Bolling, Jr. was elected in 1972. V: Shot of Bolling Sr. preparing to speak in front of a legislative committee. Shot of Bolling, Jr. at a press conference. Jones notes that Bolling, Jr. lost his bid for an eighth consecutive term in the House of Representatives to Shirley Owens Hicks. V: Shot of Shirley Owens Hicks in a meeting of the Boston School, Visual: Footage of William Owens (candidate for State Senate) at a campaign debate. Owens talks about the need for a senator to establish himself as independent from any party affiliation. The crowd applauds. Footage of Royal Bolling, Sr. (State Senator) saying that he has accomplished more in four
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Marcus Jones reports on senate race between Bill Owens and Royal Bolling, Sr.
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10/23/1986
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Date Created
12/06/1973
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Say Brother / Perspectives in Politics with Royal Bolling and Mel King
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Visual: Shots of a group of African-American residents standing at the side of a street; of an orange line train passing on the elevated tracks along Washington Street. Audio of a rap song promoting Mandela, Massachusetts. Marcus Jones reports that leaders of Boston's African American and Latino communities are promoting the idea of Mandela, Massachusetts; that community leaders hope the referendum question on Mandela, Massachusetts will win votes on the ballot in the fall. V: Shot of Andrew Jones (Greater Roxbury Incorporation Project) Byron Rushing (State Representative) and Royal Bolling, Jr, community leaders are opposed to the plan because they think that minorities are on the verge of gaining some political clout in the city of Boston. V: Shot of Flynn. Footage of Royal Bolling, Sr. (State Senator) being interviewed. Bolling says that people of color should not settle for a piece of the pie
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Marcus Jones reports that the Greater Roxbury Incorporation Project (GRIP) has put forth a plan to create a new city from Boston's minority neighborhoods. Jones notes that the new municipality would be named Mandela, in honor of jailed South African leader Nelson Mandela. Jones reports that African American community leaders are divided in their support for the referendum question on Mandela, Massachusetts. Jones adds that the referendum question will be on the ballot in the fall... more
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07/03/1986
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Visual: Dr. Alvin Poussaint (Harvard Medical School) and others enter a cafeteria-like room. People are scattered among the tables. People continue to enter the room. Poussaint confers with Boyce Slayman (political activist) and Joyce Ferriabough (local spokeswoman for the Jesse Jackson campaign). Shot of a rainbow pin of Poussaint's lapel reading, "Jackson in '84." Shots of a diverse group of meeting attendees at the tables, engaged in conversations. Royal Bolling (State Senator) sits down at a table in the back of the room. Poussaint continues to confer with Ferriabough at the front, of Bolling smoking a cigarette; of an audience member signing a petition. V: Slayman announces that the meeting will begin shortly. Audience members continue to speak to one another at their tables. Shot of the Jackson pin on Poussaint's lapel. Poussaint continues to speak to Ferriabough. A few
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Dr. Alvin Poussaint (Harvard Medical School), Boyce Slayman (political activist), Joyce Ferriabough (local spokeswoman for the Jesse Jackson campaign), Royal Bolling, Sr. (State Senator), Juanita Wade (Boston School Committee), Kenneth Edelin (Boston City Hospital), and others gather at a Rainbow Coalition meeting to explore possibility of a presidential candidacy for Jesse Jackson (African American political leader).
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01/10/1984
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against the proposal is Stephen Schlossberg, head of government affairs for the United Auto Workers Union. Appearing as witnesses for Mr. Schlossberg are Robert Dunn, Jr., Professor of Economics at George Washington University, hidden agenda is even more pernicious. The crippling of a federal government. I call as my first witness, Professor Robert Dunn, Jr. Mr. Dunn, welcome to The Advocates. Professor Dunn is a Professor
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Moderator: Marilyn Berger Advocate: William Rusher Advocate: Stephen Schlossberg Witnesses: Cong. Jack Kemp – (R ) New York, Sponsor Kemp-Roth Bill Wendell Wilkie Gunn – Vice President, Chase Manhattan Bank Robert M. Dunn, Jr. – Professor Of Economics, George Washington University Cong. Richard Bolling – (D) Missouri, Chair Joint Economics Committee
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7/20/1978
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Advocates / Should The Federal Government Reduce Everybody’s Income Tax Thirty Percent Over The Next Three Years?
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and members of the press. Audience members stand and seat themselves on the floor. The committee chairman invites Royal Bolling Sr. (State Senator) to testify. V: Bolling thanks the committee members. Bolling notes that the Senate could not vote on this legislation during the previous year; that the vote was held up until the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled on the constitutionality of the legislation. Bolling talks about discrimination against gays and lesbians. Bolling says that opponents of legislation barring discrimnation on the grounds of sexual orientation have ignored ugly incidents involving discrimination against gays and lesbians. Bolling makes reference to a television show which depicted the absurdity of society's prejudices against gays and lesbians. Bolling notes that gay and lesbians make up 10% of the population. Bolling says that many citizens will be positively
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The Commerce and Labor Committee of the Massachusetts State Legislature holds a hearing on proposed legislation barring sexual harassment and discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation. Royal Bolling Sr. (State Senator) testifies in favor of the legislation. Bolling says that legislators must guarantee protection and equal rights for all citizens. Suzanne Bumps (State Representative) testifies in favor of legislation barring sexual harassment... more
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03/28/1985
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. Jones reports that Royal Bolling, Sr. (former state senator) called a press conference in the summer of 1984 in order to pressure the Foxboro Selectmen to change their minds about Jackson. Jones notes that Bolling and others believe that the Foxboro Selectmen denied the permit on racial grounds. V: Shot of Bolling speaking at a congressional hearing at the Massachusetts State House. Shot of Bolling speaking during an interview. Footage of the Jacksons in concert. Jones reports that the Jacksons' 1984 tour was handled by Chuck Sullivan (member of the family for which Sullivan Stadium was named). V: Shot
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Marcus Jones reports that Michael Jackson (pop singer) has never played a concert at Sullivan Stadium. Jones notes that the Foxboro Board of Selectmen denied a request by Jackson to play two concerts at Sullivan Stadium in 1984. Jones reports that the permit was denied because of security and traffic concerns. Jones adds that Royal Bolling, Sr. (former State Senator) and others believe that the permit was denied on racial grounds... more
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10/04/1989
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In June 1963 the Education Committee of the Boston Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) presented the Boston School Committee with a 14-Point Proposal to end de facto segregation in the public schools. The contentious and failed negotiations precipitated a series of nonviolent, direct action demonstrations in Boston, not the least of which was the June 18, 1963 Stay Out for Freedom Day. The Massachusetts Freedom Movement, co-chaired by Rev... more
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6/18/1963
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Stay Out For Freedom / Reaction to Boycott Report
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Charles Yancey, Bruce Bolling, and David Scondras. Shots of the media assembled on City Hall Plaza; of the ANC flag being raised on a flag pole. Marcus Jones reports that there is much excitement surrounding the preparations for the arrival of Nelson Mandela (ANC leader) in Boston. V: Footage of Flynn, , 1986. African American community leaders Andrew Jones (Greater Roxbury Incorporation Project), Mel King (community activist), Bruce Bolling (President, Boston City Council) and Reverend Charles Stith (Union United Methodist Church) are guests on the show. Jones says that land control is the issue, walk the streets of many white neighborhoods. The crowd applauds. Jones says that Bolling is unable to walk the streets of the white neighborhoods. Footage of Jones being interviewed by Francis. Francis asks Jones how his trip to South Africa changed his perspective on the country. Jones says
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<i>Ten O'Clock News</i> special in celebration of South African leader Nelson Mandela to Boston. Carmen Fields, Christopher Lydon, Lovell Dyett and Elliot Francis host the show in the WGBH studios. Marcus Jones reports on preparations in the city of Boston for Nelson Mandela's visit. Jones' report includes footage of preparations on the Esplanande and footage of schoolchildren at the Trotter Elementary School rehearsing a musical piece and making posters... more
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06/22/1990
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The Ten O'Clock News / Mandela in Boston